When you’re on Sesame Street, it’s not always about educating cheery children through the power of creativity and song. Sometimes your problems are bigger than how many chocolate cookies you can stuff in your mouth at once. Sometimes the days aren’t so sunny, the clouds too thick to merely sweep away. Sometimes, for these furry little funsters, it’s a hard knock life.

Adam R. Schleichkorn, video content creator and owner of the Facebook page Mylo the Angry Cat, has exposed the rougher side of being purple and red. Apparently, there are times when Elmo and The Count just don’t want to tell us how to get to Sesame Street. You recognize?

Behold, two of our most beloved childhood icons as you’ve never seen them before: rocking out to Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s “Holy Grail.”

If that rubbed you the right way, check out Bert & Ernie straight crushing M.O.P.’s “Ante Up.”